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Mrs. Gafney from Palm Springs CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Up, Up, and Away with Drones

My students need drones to connect them to engineering and the STEM process.

  • $687 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My middle school students love to think outside the box and create whatever they can in our Engineering and Robotics class.

I have a very diverse population of students.

Our school is a Title 1 school with many of the families coming from out of state and country Over 90% of our students have free breakfast and lunch.

I aspire for my students the advantages given to other students and schools for good equipment regardless of their background or ability. Our students come from a wide range of economic and ethnic backgrounds. Many of our students are English Language Learners and speak many different languages. We also service a wide range of academic needs from GATE students to students with Special Needs.

My Project

The Parrot Drones give everything my students need to learn coding and program the drone's mission. My students confidence will soar as they learn to write programs that bridge the gap from the digital to the physical world. The coding activities to enable the Parrot Drones to fly will build and reinforce STEM Skills in geometry, art, math, and science.

Students will experience the thrill of flight and accomplishment as they learn to program drones.

They will be able to pilot drones through extreme maneuvers, grasping objects and flying aerial missions all with the power of code. This will engage all of my students to code in class!

Mrs. Gafney
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Parrot - Mambo Fly Quadcopter - Black and White • Best Buy Education $99.99 5 $499.95

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